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Drifting yacht towed back to safety by Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Wednesday 10 July at 1.50pm to attend a yacht seen drifting out to sea from Fishguard harbour.

The lifeboat was quickly alongside the yacht and once it was ascertained no-one was on-board the boat was taken under tow to Lower Town harbour and handed over to the relieved owners.

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